HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 272 11 July 1951
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL - By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to the following named officers and enlisted men :
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ISMAEL V. DAVILA, RA15276832, Infantry, Company "E", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 22 April 1951, near Chung aa-ri, Korea, during an attack on enemy-held positions, Private DAVILA'S platoon encountered strong resistance. Aggressively moving forward and firing his automatic rifle, Private DAVILA inflicted many casualties on the hostile troops and compelled them to abandon their defenses. As Private DAVILA approached the unit's objective, he was seriously wounded by enemy mortar fire but was later evacuated to safety. The heroism and courage displayed by Private DAVILA reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Puerto Rico.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.